Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Trivia Questions from “Page-A-Day”

365 Days of Amazing Trivia! Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 by Workman Publishing

Every Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR… Look fo five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2020” calendar…

This Week’s Questions:

  1. What kind of gas are NASCAR tires filled with? (Hint: It isn’t oxygen.)
  2. What city is sometimes called the “City of a Thousand Minarets”?
  3. Noyade is a historical term referring to what kind of execution?
  4. What archaeological discovery popularized eyeliner makeup in the 1920s?
  5. What is the name of Ireland’s oldest pub?

This Week’s Answers:

  1. Nitrogen. Why? Nitrogen allows tires to maintain their pressure throughout a race, even at very high temperatures.
  2. Cairo. The nickname refers to the city’s extensive Islamic architecture, which features many minarets.
  3. Execution by drowning. The term usually refers to executions that took place during France’s Reign of Terror in the late 18th century.
  4. The discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt. The excavation was broadly covered in the news, inspiring an ancient Egyptian-style eyeliner craze.
  5. Sean’s Bar, in the town of Athlone, Westmeath. The bar dates back to 900 BCE and is believed to be one of the oldest pubs in the world.

Source: Workman Publishing / “Page-A-Day”